Indian-American in running for key Justice Department post

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A prominent Indian-American woman attorney is in the running for leading the civil rights division of the US Department of Justice, a media report said.

Harmeet Dhillon is a successful trial lawyer in California and the first woman and Indian-American to represent her state in the Republican Party.

 The post will be heavily scrutinized, given the Trump administration’s positions on issues such as voting rights, and because of past controversial statements about race made by the department’s leader, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, reported Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
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